You're About to See a Lot of James Comey

The fired former FBI director's media blitz kicks off Sunday
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
Former FBI director James Comey appears at an interview with George Stephanopoulos   (Ralph Alswang/ABC via AP)

(Newser) – The media blitz along with James Comey's book release is about to begin and America is going to see a whole lot of the fired former FBI director. Comey is doing a string of interviews to push A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which he wrote after he was fired by President Trump last year. His first appearance is on Sunday, when Comey is slated to sit down for an ABC News interview. The sit-down will also be the first Comey has done since his firing, CNN reports. He'll follow that interview up Thursday when he sits down with CNN's Jake Tapper and then the following week when Anderson Cooper is slated to host a town hall with the former FBI director April 25 at William and Mary, Comey's Williamsburg, Virginia alma mater.

In the book, Comey reportedly slams Trump as "unethical and untethered to truth," reports the AP, which obtained an advance copy. Comey's also said to describe Trump's repeated demands for loyalty. He says dealing with Trump gave him flashbacks to prosecuting mafia bosses earlier in his career. The book is due for official release Tuesday. Meanwhile, as Comey gears up for his many appearances, the Republican National Committee reportedly has a plan to discredit him. Talking points the RNC is prepared to distribute to "surrogates and allies" of President Trump were obtained by CNN and ABC and call Comey's credibility into question by focusing on what the RNC calls his "long history of misstatements and misconduct."

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